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1965:- Following the cot death of their baby daughter young marrieds Maureen and David Smith are comforted and ultimately influenced by Maureen's older sister Myra Hindley and her boyfriend Ian Brady but David is horrified to witness Brady murder teen-ager Edward Evans and goes to the police, as a result of which Brady is arrested. The police investigation links Brady and Hindley to the disappearance of several local children, especially when a pornographic photo of 10-year old Lesley Ann Downey is found, along with a tape of her pleading for her life. The bodies of Lesley and John Kilbride are discovered in shallow graves on Saddleworth moor and Brady and Hindley are tried for murder, receiving multiple life sentences, though David is exonerated despite the pair trying to implicate him and it will be some years before the murderers confess to the whereabouts of other victims. Five years later the Smiths have separated and Maureen is persuaded by her grandma to visit Myra, who has now...Written by
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[talking about Myra, several years after her conviction and imprisonment]
I have to believe what my heart tells me, Dave. And my heart tells me whatever Myra did in the past, she's a different person now.
She's worse than Brady, Maureen. I mean, he's just a sicko, a sex case - the king of the sex cases. But Myra - she's human: she had feelings. Remember the tears when Angela Dawn died? That card she gave us? "Another little flower for God's fucking garden"! Jesus! She was killing kids at the ...
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this fact based movie about Myra Hindley and Ian Brady,Britain's notorious child killers of the 1960's is sure to send chills down your spine.it doesn't sensationalize the murders.in fact,most of the murders themselves are not shown.instead,we are shown the bizarre behaviour of Hindley and Brady and their sadistic leanings.one murder is shown,but it's not explicit or graphic.but the way it is shown is horrifying.it's hard to say which of the two was the initiator of the crimes,or if both played equal parts.they both are shown as manipulators and without remorse.The acting is stellar,form Maxine Peake as Hindley and Sean Harris as Brady.but equally effective are Joanne Frogatt as Hindley's sister Maureen ans Matthew Mcnulty as Maureen's husband.the rest of the supporting players are also exceptional,too numerous to mention here,although i have to mention Joe Costigna as DCI Joe Mounsey.this is a first class production all the way.it broken my heart,and will stay with me for a long time. 10/10
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